Shell Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Geologist in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Staff Geologist in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell

    Pros

    Plenty of training oppurtunities, very good support for new grads. Support from managers to work on projects that intersest you. Good pay, good bonus supported for everyone even in middle of oil price crash.

    Cons

    Shell has a lot of bueracracy that has to be navigated each day. There are a lot of divisions in the company that seem to make projects a lot harder than they should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more done to encourage integration between the various teams involved in the same play/project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Shell pays well and has god benifits if you make a career there, but there is a lot of buraucrcy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best things about Shell is the 9/80 work schedule and pay. Lot of opportunity for working abroad and moving roles.

    Cons

    There are too many processes. In the Regulatory/Environmental field, it is still a developing business and yet they still try to make you fit into theor competency models, but the models are not fully developed. Additionally, they want globally for everyone to have the same competencies, however, offshore in US and Onshore Gambia are just not the same regulations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shell does not need more processes, it needs people to follow the proceesses in place.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Very intelligent workforce

    Cons

    A lot of policies and rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Health and Safety

    Former Employee - Health and Safety Supervisor in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Health and Safety Supervisor in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Shell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company was very good on keeping all employees trained on their specific jobs. I really enjoyed working and the benefits were second to none.

    Cons

    No down side. The company only wanted employees who could achieve. So if you wanted mediocre type work this was not the place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work you do with mid level leaders.

    Approves of CEO
  6. Best company I've been a part of.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in New Orleans, LA
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Shell as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Genuine care for employees. Benefits. Personnel safety. Work/life balance. Atmosphere.

    Cons

    I have no negative aspects to share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    I had a great experience at Shell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I love working with people at Shell. They are really smart, friendly and supportive. They treated me with respect. My supervisor and mentor are such great people. I learned lots of things after my internship. Besides, I had an opportunity to work on a really interesting project.

    Cons

    ETRAY test was super difficult and I don't think that's a good way to test interns' capacity.

  8. Dream company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Petrophysicist in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Petrophysicist in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to focus on individual needs on a case by case basis despite being such a large organization makes shell the ideal company to work for.

    Cons

    Company varies region by region, and some regions are better to work for than others! However no shortage of talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job, keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    A company of talented amateurs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Geophysicist in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Staff Geophysicist in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Shell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in a high-tech environment with exposure to emerging technologies, social issues, and multiple cultures.

    Cons

    More of an investment bank than an oil company. Science and engineering are subordinated to financial wants. Training focussed on developing those who want to be a polished, powdered courtiers. Innovation and creative thinking encouraged so long as it conforms to a global standard that everyone agrees on, and fits within the bureaucracy. Recruit,recognize and promotes attractive,clever and tractable people. Actively discourages passionate, focussed problem solvers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A company of grifters. Careers advance on promises. Encourages "kicking the can down the road" for difficult problems, passing them on to successors. Do enough to buy time before transferring elsewhere. The individuals responsible for developing new technology are also in a position to enforce its use as a gatekeeper for projects. Middle managers
    are unprepared to execute projects and make the bureaucracy work at the same time. The focus on cleverness and tractability implies a lack of integrity. The pattern of making big promises, then "manage expectations" permeates the organization. The company recognizes the brokering of information and technology rather than its development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Engineer in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell

    Pros

    good working environment all over the world

    Cons

    chargibility issue, work load, communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more efficient, work life balance, more opportunities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great employer, great culture, great compensation, great opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Production Engineer in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell

    Pros

    The people, the culture, the international opportunities, the compensation.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, company strategy, volatile commodity environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to weather the storm and get back to basics!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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